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ITlTSBOHO CHATHAM CO., N. C, AIMUL 10, 181)1.
To shep! to :cep! The Ion,' bright day is
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And darkucs ri-es from the fallen sun.
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W li ili or iliy .Mi s. lin y tunish Willi theday !
What. -it thv griefs, In sh-en Hn-y fft.lc
To sleep! to sleep;
Sleep, mournful luiil. nml trt the past be
sleep, li.ippy Mini!. ill lift will i liep r.t last.
To sleep! in slci p!
T. ji-.I Ti imysmi, in Nev Yurk Truth.
FOUND IN AN ANT-HILL.
'Fortunes arc niuil).' ill I ho West ill
strange ways. The main thing is to
get u start. With a few thousand dol
lars ii man may do almost anything if
lio is shrew. 1. lint lie mu-t lie indus
trious nml have good judgment.
The cash for u start is frequently
mndu hy some lucky accident. (If the
iiiuii who come. West, bri 'lying money
to put iuio business, live out of every
fir lose nil Ihoy bring within twj
years. At least, thai is the way it has
been for the last twenty years. After
tliey lose, if they have resolution and
persistence, they may make a start,
ami in leu years become wealthy. I
know of several fiieli instances."
As Ihe speaker was well known to
be one of tho-e instance- himself, the
writer felt interested ill noting down
t ho curious story of adventure which
lie presently re'aled to the little parly
of gentlemen in the saloon of the
chair-cur, ns our train sped southward
from Fl P.iso to Chihuahua.
"In lM'iS,"haid lie, '! was engineer
and fireman, too, for the people who
were operating a mine away up in the
Mogollon mountains, above Flore nee,
Arizona. They called it the Twin
Mesa Mine, from two round-topped
hills on the slope of one of whVh the
mine was located.
'There was no railroad (lien; but
they bad hauled a four-stamp mill and
boiler up there with mules, and were
trying to crush some pretty good
ijuai I, for silver,
'I was twenty yoai s old. fresh from
Iowa, and could lind nothing belter to
do than to put grcuse-v oo i under Ihe
boiler of this eorp.iralb n, and try to
make steam from it. In fact, 1 was
expected to help cut the grease-wood,
up a creek above the mill, and risk my
scalp everyday; for hostile Apache
were reaming about, and every man
of us kept a gun handy, night and
"The mine had lot six or seven
litnii by I he so Indians. It was uusifc
to Mir out wilhout a strong convoy of
troops or frontiersmen. The expenses
of working were excessive, on that ac
tunt;so that, nllhnugh (here was
ore in the lead, the mine did not pav,
and was abandoned sifler eighteen
About six weeks before word
Mine to stop work, I nrule a little
discovery. The. hillside tin in I he
north of the mill sheds was of a kind j
of 1,-ddUIi h am, or gravel, packed j
hard, w ith hero and there the ranged i
it; while, M-nitcrcd over tin- whole
bill. Were bunches of cactus and occa
sionally a thorn bush. You ail know
how those Arizona hillocks look. And
uniting- 'be cactus and thorn bushes
were dozens of ant-hills, each about
the size and shupo of a bushel basket
turned bottom up, though some were
"1 was out here one day, not more
than a hundred and fifty yards from j
the mill, and bad sat down beside a j
bush to look around and rest a bit, j
wleii I happened to notice a little
clear, yellowish stone in one cf these
unt-bilU, into which I had trust the
stock of in v- gun.
1 picked up the stone, for it looked
rather pretty, I thought, and examined
it. I had no idou what it was then;
but I thought it WU9 H beautiful ob
ject, and fancied that it might have
seine value. It was about t 10 size of
a small plum stone, and slrme with a j
tawny kind of brilliancy. I
"I bad a dun recollection of sieing I
snob a stone in a brooch, worn by a j
wealthy lady whom I bad once or j
twice met in Iowa, but I let 1 no great j
faith that this stone had any value- I
However, I poked over tho nut-hill !
and found another; uud then found !
two others of fair size in another nut-
hill close by it. There were also bits j
of pale blue stone which ( afterwards I
learned were turquoise. , 1
'Apparently tho ants had worked '
these stones upward from the ground i
beneath, it may he from a i-.iii.id -iable I
depth; for the whole slope was honey- :
combed by their tunnels and passages.
They had brought out cartloads of dirt i
and gravel. ;
"1 did not show the stones or say
anything ab nit them to the other men I
nt the mill partly because I had some !
liitle hope that they might be va'uabie, !
nml par:lv because 1 did u i like to be
luiijjlifd at fur invigiioia .ee. j
! "Hut I kept (hem in my pocket, am
1 fi,.,. (lie mine was abandoned, nnd we
i had all gone to Tues iii, 1 showed one
I , .
I"' -i'iies to aiiold (i-rmiin ji-wi-llcr
I who used lo keep a shop on Ihe corner
; 1 1
; ''o. wyiti "us imrfAru-, linn Uskci
liini bow much he would give me for
it. He examined it a long while and
tried to liudoiit what 1 thought it was,
where I got it, and so on. But 1
laughed and kept Mill.
"At last be made an oiler of three
dollars f ir it. 1 knew then that the
stone had some, real value, mid putting
it in my pocket, I went to another
shop. In fact, I oll'crcd it in several
place-: and an army olli.-er, a captain,
told mo, later in the day, thai the
shnio was a topn. The captain was
of the opinion that so lino a topn. was
worth from thirty to lil'iy dollars in
New York city. Two month? uficr
waads I sohl three of the
stones for tweuty-livo dolhus apiece
in Simla Fe, and 1 then resolved logo
back to the mine and examine the
tints' in sis.
"I considered the plan for some
weeks. At first I thought of taking a
parly with me, but finally decided to
jo alone, although the presence of the
hostile Apaches in the mountains made
prospecting an extremely dangerous
"From the Top-knot Mine, where 1
finally outlined for my start, tbo dis
tance was about forty miles. J made
it in two nights' travel, with thirty
pounds' weight of hum and hard-tack
on my back. I curried a coaise sieve,
a navy pistol and a Sharps' rille.
"The people on tbo Top-knot
thought that I was starting on a gen
eral prospecting trip ; and they made
bets of three to ono that the .pa-;hes
Would get me.
"The trail over which Iho mine ma
chinery had been hauled to t lit: Twin
Mesa was easily followed; but I found
that the Indians had burned the mill.
As I looked about the scene of my
former labors the place wore a very
desolate aspect, in tbo chilly gray of
that early September morning.
" The battery of stamps had fallen
over; and the tubular end of
Ihe boiler, which had been shored
up on blockings, had settled down tint
hill-side, leaving the lirc.box" end
tilted almost t,i an upright p sition.
'1 looked down into the lire-box-,
where i had formerly thrown so many
six-foot lugs of mestjiiit. Tim fur
nace door was now rusty, and creaked
dismally on its binges. The b lerior
of an o d lire-box is not an inviting
place, but I had often been inside this
one, and it now occurred to me, since
there was no other cuddy, that I might
put my provisions in it, to keep them
from the ants, and perb ips rig up a
wieky for myself near by.
"With Ibis in view, 1 laid down
my gun. Then, unstrapping' my heavy
pack, 1 lowered it into the lirc-ho. Il
lid down uimiii th" mass of old a-hes.
K. , ha, ,.,.,, As lt
(1lt of . .. i(
,. ,. ,e t, , i ,.t
pantry a little more to my liking.
"1 had been in there, tint (if sight,
for about a minute, when 1 uas
Mart led and you can imagine, gentle
men, how much startled to hear a
grutV -How !' apparently clo-e be-idc
the old boiler.
1 was so much taken by surprise
that 1 popped my bead out without
stopping to think, and there 1 saw two I
0f tbo,e painted Apaches, standing j
within twenty feet of the old borer- j
head. They bad picked up my gun j
lxln wo, laughing at my predicament, j
Very likely my a-tonished and ter
rified countenance was quite suHicient
to excite their mirth. They were sure
they bad tnu caught; and it was plain
that thev intended to ainu-o themselves
at my expenso. The fact was that these j
two Apaches hadlr'eii camping for the
night, with a baud of stolen hor-es, s
among the bushes on the, creek a few !
steps farther up the hollow. I sup- I
pose they bad heard the creaking of
the old furnace door, audg had stolen !
upon me the moment they saw me get j
into the lire box.
"1 knew that they would show me :
no mercy ; and I bad no doubt that;
my last hour had come. Yet the situ- i
atiou was not quite so bad as it ap- 1
pt-ared. for my pistol was still in my
bell, and as only my head was out of j
(he door-hole, I could draw the re vol- j
ver wi'hout being seen.
! have no doubt that I looked ;
frightened. l!oth tlm savages bud
guns. They did not point their pieces ;
at me, however, but stood and j
latlgbed, exclaiming 'llo! ho!' and
.How do, iii-odder?' for they under-
stood a good many Kuglish words,
-llo, broddcr, come out!' said one
of them, straightening bis painted vis- !
age at last
"beginning to collect my scattered
wits a little, 1 shook m head, dc;- '
cdly. Then they laughed ii-jain, uud;
the other saiil, 'No lira' N i '..'.-:!
No hurt, brodder. lirodder, come
"They were very largo Indians, and
hideously painted. I was somewhat
boyish in appearance. nt that
lime iumI very badly frightened,
so (hat they enjoyed my looks of terror
exceedingly. I thought tl.ey would
burst it It Inn liter. It was the fun
of the cat with the mouse.
"I knew enough of their cruelty to
be perfectly tertaiu, that, if 1 should
attempt to scramble out, they would
shoot mi: before in y feet touched the
ground oiilside. My only chance lay
in using my revolver before I hoy dis
covered that I hud one.
"If I had been tisilhiiiiuious enough
to drop my pistol inside the lire-box
and creep forth, to surrender,! should,
if spared for the time being, have
been saved only for torture and a hor
rible death a few hours or days later.
"il was my life or theirs, as 1 knew
f. oin the outset.
"1 parleyed a little, trying to sum
mon all my nerve for quick work
when the moment came for it.
" 'No lira?' I said, quest ioifuly.
" -No lira,' they replied, laughing.
" 'All right, ' 1 replied, after appear
ing to hesitate a little. l,-iy down
"I made signs to them to put their
guns on Ihe ground.
"Still laughing, and after exchang
ing a word or two in ll.eir own lan
guage, one of them laid down his gnu,
while the other, retiring a step behind
him, covertly cocked his own piece.
"liueno" (tiood.) I said, pre
tending not to see anything suspicious
in this. Indian now brodder. While
"I then put inv left arm out of the
hole, drew myself up a little, and,
raising my right hand swiftly through
Ihe orilici; beside my body, shot the
savage who held Ihe musket before he
could level his piece.
"With a yell of surprise the fore
most sr.vage caught up bis gun; but
as he cocked i I, I tired Upon hilil and
brought him to the ground.''
"A eool li l of work," observed one
of the little party of listeners.
'Well, I don't know about the eool
part," replied (he narrator: "My rec
ollection is that I was letribly scared
I felt decidedly thankful that I had
escaped the two savages.
"Hut I did not know how
many more there inhiht be close by.
I jumped on1, quickly, I assure you,
picked up the loaded guns and then
lay behind the boiler for tut hour, on
I lie lookout.
"Hut these two were all there were
in the vicinity. 1 found llcir camp
and horses, la'er in the forenoon ; and
turned the horses loose for I knew I
could not get down to the post-road
"AllhoM'.-h I was ai.out the mine
for a week, sifting over those ant-bills,
early and late, Isawnoiuore Apaches.'1
"And the topazes;" I inquired.
" I found a hundred and forty-two
more of those stones,'' was the reply;
"and the money that I realized flout
llietii was what fust set me on my
feet in the Tcrritorv." f Youth's
Feathered Teachers of Vocal Music.
Says a dealer in birds: "1 am sur
prised that no one has ever thought of
capturing several bundled Texas
mocking birds while young, and taking
them to tierinaiiy. There they wou'd
be intrusted for a year or so to tho
peasants of tho Hart. Mountains dis
trict, where the nightingale, the golden
thi'li-h, the linnet, the bullfinch and
dozens of other sweet w.arblera fly
wild. Il would not be long before the
Texas mockers would bo singing all
their songs sweetly. Then bring them
back to the I'nited Slates, turn llieiu
loose in their native woods, and let
them teach their fellows the songs
they had learned abroad. This is
every bit as good an idea as that of
sending, at the t ioveriimeu'. expense,
a corps of colored cooks to the coiin
triei of Kurope to show the people how
to make eornbread, and thus create an
additional market for our American
corn." New York Tribune.
An Indian r'ieinl.
About two weeks ago an Indian,
commonly known as "(.lass-eyed Hill,"
shot and instantly killed his papoose
at his place on the Hig Sandy for no
other reason than that the child was
sick and had been crying and wailing
the day and night before. The in
human brute took the little one, and,
despite its pitiful pleading for mercy,
placed it on a sand dune and deliber
ately shot it. About two years ago
this -auic brute shot and killed his
squaw in a, like manner, Tbo squaws
told the story of the killing to the
white folks tm the Sandy, but we sup
pose no in lion w ill be taken for the
i:iiiihiiienl of this inon. . -r in I uuiau
;;uisf. Mojavu iTal.) Miner
I'HIMVRKVM 0I I MS
U II VT AMI Will UK?
lie hears every .lay.
A liniiii'.y simple
Itt'Kiiiniie.' this way :
'-Now, Tiiinniy, you mustn't,"
Ami "Tommy, you must";
Ami "Tommy, stop running,
Yen II kieli up tin- ilu-t ";
Ami "lio not go swimming
Or ynii ill jjt-t wtl."
Anil "tin imt go sailiiiKi
Or jmi will upset" :
Ami "Ilii imt he wrestling.
Vim 'II I'r.ii'ture your hums,"
Ami "i)o nut go climbing,
Von 'II fall mi the stiiin s" ;
Ami "Ho imt lie whistling,
Vmi 're nut a tin-re liini,"'
Ami "lionil little i-iiililri-n
Are sicn m:d Hot heard,"
Which Tummy on hearing
Kxelaiiiis, '-Peury nml
What can a hoy do.
And when: can a huy he?"
j A iiiia Hamilton, in St. Nicliolm.
MiT i.iisl ISiiS.
An elderly lady went to an English
market the other day to buy a goose.
At the hoolh where she called two live
ge -sc were expo-cd for inle, both in
custody of a cherry-chei-ked country
hiss, 'i'lie little in lid wnuld not sell
one gome without the oilier.
Jicuiciuhci ing that a friend had ox
pressed a wish for a foul, the cus
tomer was easily prevailed on to take
both. Hut as she was concluding the
bargain, it occurred to her to ask the
u aid why she had refused to sell tho
"If ymi please, tna'ain," was the
naive answer, "mot her said as how
the geese had lived togother fifteen
years, mid it would be cruel to part
them." Detroit Tree Press.
1 1 utii crn smi'i i io.
The golden winged woodpecker,
which the boys call the "yellow ham
mer" and "wiikeup," litis a yellowish,
polka-dotted breast, mid its wings nro
tipped with yellow quills.
As soon us he appears in spring, ho
begins to bore a lai go bole in the de
cayed trunk tif a tree for the reception
of his male's eight pearl white eggs,
and in a slant time these eggs open
and disclos.i as many gaping mouths.
This bird is a feathered simpleton.
He i ever learns any lessons, or profits
by any experience, lie will nest again
in a tree as convenient for the small
boys as tho one where his nest was
robbed last spring. When his brood
is hutched and grown they will nil sit
in a row on a liuih, mi that the hunter,
who has discovered their savory quali
ties, has only to shoot once to bag the
whole family. Yankee lllade.
I l' i. or i t s in nim u -.
. It is well known thai lambs hold
regular sports apart from their dams,
which only look on composedly at a
little dis ance to wn'ch, and perhaps
enjoy, their proceedings. Monkeys
act in the same manner, and so do
dogs, (he friskiuess of which resembles
that of children. Leigh Hunt onco
i told Ir. 1,'ohcrt ( 'hambers that he had
j observed a young spider sporting
, aiiout its parents, running up (o and
I away from them in a play fill manner.
; lie bad likewise watched a kitten
! amusing itself by running' along past
; its mother, to whom she always gave
. a little pat on the cheek as she passed.
, The elder cat endured the pats trail
j qiiilly for a while, but at length be
coming irritated, sho look an oppor
i Utility to Jiit her otl'spriug a blow on
i the side of her' head, which sent the
little crcaiu-e spinning to the other
I side of the room, where she looked
i extremely puzzled at what bad hap-
pencil. An irritated human being
j would have acted in precisely the
same manner. t'ur Animal Friends.
a i m i y 'i tin1.
I was sitting at my upstairs window
this morning u hen the milkman came
and left milk iu a b iwl on the table on
Mrs. I'luuib's back porch.
Hull' was sunning himself under the
table, and never opened his eyes till
the in i 'k iiiiii was gone. Then, as
quick as a wink, he hopped on the
table and began la.iping tbo milk,
often stopping to look around at the
wind w, as though be feared his mis
tress might ce him.
He ate till he bad enough, cvidentlv
then he jumped down, washed himself,
and lay down to sleep. Just then his
mistress came out.
She looked sharply at the milk, as
he took it up, and then at Hull'. And
would you believe it! That cut
opened his eves and begun to stretch
and yawn ns though he bud been
aslecj) a week, then t'o. lowed her into
the house, mowing to be fed!
Later in the day, w hen tut w indow
wits open, 1 board Mrs. Plumb lay to
"We must g.- a new milkman. Ilu
cheated us shamefully this morning!'
Where Thousands of Men Dwell
All Winter Long.
Lives They Live, Work They
Do, Songs They Sing.
What is known as the "City on lee"
is described iu Frank Leslie's Monthly.
This o Idly named city is on Saginaw
Hay, .Mich , springing into being about
the end of ( l.-ioljiu-, and breaking up
iu March, often from I m -m-.i ; 1 1 the very
feci tif the rash ami cureless eiiizetis;
vani-hing iu a day like magic, swept
out to the inland sea of I. ike Huron iu
a sudden break-up of the lines.
Whatever the. name was derived
from, the "city' is peopled by agicat
concourse of fishermen, who work
throughout the winter at catching li-h
through the ice, living right at their
work in small huts creeled eacii mi a
low, si-nit sleigh. These huts are
about lo feet long by ii wide and 7
high, fixed on i miners, and drawn by
their owners from place to pla. e
Many of them come from great dis
tances up Ihe Saginaw lliver, being
drawn by dogs to the annual meeting
iu the bay.
l or four months these "citizens of
wa-te" isolate I In uisi-lves from home
and friends, and in many eases for
ever, the number of casiialitics being
large, owing in thi maivelous iinlillei
eliceofthe men to the atmospheric
warnings, (he changing seasons, ce.,
ami the chalices of drowning, freez
ing, gelling lost iu blizzards, driven
out to sea, or devoured by gray
wolves, which in extra hard winters
are driven from the dense woods iu
search of food. Tin: weather is very
cold, often falling to in degrees below
zero for a week at a time, or is varied
by a siiow-slorm that leivcs several
feel of snow on the dead level ill a
A curious feature is that the city is
not laid out in streets and avenues,
but in circles and squares, r.-e-h con
t iigeiit forming a n-ith-ment of its
own, ns far as the lishing i-eniieenied,
and the foi niaiioii of these v.uied al
most day by day, ae.ordin:.r !o tic res
olutions of their owners or the
amount of lish obtained. The aggre
gate population has varied from ,'un
to :.i urn.
'I be tlre-s iiU'eeo d by a number of
the men is very pic: ure-que, but so
much alike thai it is ,1 lli. it;t for a
stranger to tell one from the other.
It is warm, durable ami ea-ytowoi k
in, consisting of a pair of blight red
Mackinaw trousers, an inch (hick,
made of coarse woolen material re
sembling the coarsest stull' used in
cheap horsc-blaukels; a shirt of bright
blue color iu the same goods; a red
or blue sash; black or gray stockings,
as thick as ihe shirt and trousei-s; a
pair of high, spike-bot toincd lumber
boots, and a w ide-bi iinm-'il felt hat
like that the traditional cowboy is sup.
p ised to wear. W hen the weather is
very cold a cowl, made of wor-led,
covering (he head, i- sMi tiiuled for
the bill, making the men look like vari
colored clothed Fsquiinaiix. T ic bulk
of the ft-heriiieii are line, inii-eiil ir
fellows, who during the summer live
iu comfortable bouses, and in t' e early
fall shoot ducks for a living.
Their little hou-cs might easily be
mistaken for d g-kcnoe!s of a larger
grow th. They are made of rough
pine, with a slanting roof, and a door
at one end hinged with leather. l n
attractive as is the exterior, the inside
is cozy and warm. S tys a midnight
1 remember (hat many of the men
were musicians of no mean calibre,
and that each had some instrument,
ranging from a jew's-harp to a h u
moiiicoii or ziihei. Many of them
wcreot (ierinan or Swedish extraction,
and these formed glee clubs, and
through the clear, frosty air oxer tho
lake went ringing the quaint, chaiac.
tcristie melodies of the lumber-cam, s
and folk-gatherings of the old coun
try. "This gathering together was culled
'clustering,' and if the weather was
line and cold various games were in
dulged in; if wet the 'cluster' would
he more closely draw n. and some one
would read aloud.
"Practical joking is a great fcatu:e
of Sunday night. The huts are fas
tened in their places by means of little
wooden pegs thrust through tho hinder
pa t of the runner into the ice. Some
joker will gently withdraw this peg
after the occupant tif the hut has re
tired, and, c'ther alone or aided by
some of his friends, w ill tow the house
miles away, and leave it out in the
open to surprise the owner next n orn
iug. Owing to this inadequate method
of anchoring great danger is incurred
in the sudden and fierce storms that
descend without warning from the
bills. Frequently, in the middle of the
night, all hands have to (urn out and
'beluy,' mid many sound sleepers are
blown before the gale, house mid all,
like pieces of paper. Then comes the
danger, if blown too far, or if the
gale lasts several days, or a heavy
snow follows in the track of tin gale,
for man and dog cannot get back be
fore fuel and food Sail, unless rescued
by some of the ice-bouts sent out in
search of castaways.
"When any not i-o of a storm is
given the city pulls up stakes and
moves in a mass to the Charity islau U,
siliialed near the entrance to Lake
1 1 in on. These arc thickly tenanted
with game, and are now inhabited by
the remnants of the once powerful
tribe of Kohkuliliu Indians. The
Indians give the men n warm wel
come, because it means a good supply
of fish without the trouble of catching
Such is the City till the Ice as
curious a place as any ono could wish
An K xpert on an Indian Trail.
A party following an Apache trail
during the Indian dilliciiliics of I s3
suddenly came to a ledire of bare rock.
I The ollieers of Ihe troops examined it
carefully, but could see nothing to in
I dicale where the tribe had gone. Hut
I the scout led them for two miles
: across it as unerringly as though the
! (rail had been made in heavy grass.
! W hen asked what told him the way he
I called attention to a line moss w hich
covered Ihe rock and that by close
j scrutiny gave evidence of having been
pressed by (he foot, an indication so
slight that il would have passed un
noticed by ninety -nine out of a hun
dred, yet his keen eye detected every
footprint as easily as could be wished.
Iu the grass a trail can he seen for n
long time, as the blades will be bent
iu the direction followed by the party,
and even after it has recovered its nat
ural position an expert trailer will de
lect a slight dill'creiice iu tho color of
the grass that has been stepped oil and
that growing around it.
Si the appearance of (he (racks will
also show him Ihe gait nt which the
party was traveling, and he thus knows
how lo regulate bis pace iu order to
It is rare to find a white person who
can retrace bis steps for any great dis
tance iu the open country, but it is
simply impossible to lose an Indian.
No mailer how circuitous may bo the
route by which you have reached a
certain plurc, an Indian will lind his
way back to the place of starling by
the most diiect route, and without
hesitat ing a moment w hich course to
If you ask him how he does it, he
may possibly shrug bis shoulders uud
reply: "(Juieii sabe?" or "Who
knows?" though the chances are that
he wid not renlv at all. No matter
: how iillable and euteriiiining he may
prove iu camp, be will talk little while
' en route. Chicago Herald.
! V Hollar Tnut Is Worth $;.
i "The finest coin col ection in Hus
ton," says a numismatist of that city,
"is that of Pniiuelee, a baker "up iu
Fast Chesli r Park. He bakes nothiiie
but beiins H iston baked beans and
all the money he makes lie puis into
old coins. His collection is w. Till
between tftu.lHiO ami ..'iO,imui. He had
a complete set of Aineric -n silver dol
lars the only set in Hostou, to my
knowledge. What makes this set
hard to till is the scarcity of dollars tif
so . There are only some thirteen
or fourteen of these iu existence,
and they are worth $700 apiece.
1 don't believe there are any
floating iirciiud the country undis
covered. The dealers know where
every one of these dozen and odd coins
is, and can't be imposed upon by a
counterfeit, for the great value tif this
particular coin bus caused it to be
counterfeited, or, rut her. to be inii
ta:ed, by taking dollars of IH01 date
and fixing them over. There are lots
of these iu circulation, and while oc-
, cai uially they catch some country
amateur, no expert is for un instant
deceived. Next to Puriuelee's collec
tion, the finest one iu Hostou is that of
Nathan Appleton of Heacon street.
There are hundreds of collectors here,
ami the aggregate value of their coins
is pro! ably greater than that of those
iu any city in this country outside of
A Submarine Cemetery.
An officer of the Hiitish Coast
(iiiard fleet estimates that the bottom
of tho Fnglish channel is strewn with
u larger number of wrecks (ban any
other submarine itre of equal extent
the route from icily to the mouth
of the Tiber not excepted. A thor
ough dredging cruise around the nar
rowest part of the strait, he estimates,
would result iu the recovery of tons
of coined treasure, and tens of thou
sands of human skeletons. 'New
(iather Its Mowers While Ye May.
Dark are ihe meadows, gray snd dull 111
No hint of grass nor bloutiH anywhere.
The trees with flittering Icicles ure nun:;,
A ghostly chill is In the sluggish air.
Hut Spring, jy-giviu. Spring, will soon be
Her flowers w ill wake the rmunrnt she ai
pcars. And al her first bright smile the frozen gems
That deck tin- houghs will melt in sunny
th: if life's w inter t Ii ti s i niilil pass unto
Another spring, if youth oiec more could
Our longing hearts with fia.-r.nit promises,
We'd cherish them with greatest tender
ness. But w hile the earth eai h yeir forgets her
And buds grow swci t, and happy song
Life's sea-mis ne'er return; it can but give
Tn us the pei-rlos beauty of oiiespring
' (Margaret Kvtiuge. in IMroit Free I're.ss.
Ill MOICOI S.
A good match One that do :s not
The (ivil engineer is not monarch of
all he surveys.
More men have been self-undone
than have been .-e.f-lua le.
It is to be expected I hat Anarchists
will make bombastic speeches.
Collateral securities are seldom left
loose. They are either put up or shut
The young man who courted an iil
vestigalio.i says that courting a girl is
much better fun.
There never was u woman so plain
that she preferred lo look at the back
rather than the front of a mirror.
There are three things that beat a
drum for noise one is a nuall boy
lind the other two are drumsticks.
lie C.iarhule, I love you: can you
not return my tiffed ion'" She I'm
afraid I'll have to, as I have no use for
A Stickler for Form, (.eiitieiuan
And why don't, you go to work?
Tramp "Cause I ain't neer been in
vited. "What became of that Samuels girl
that Potteiby was Hilling with last
Summer jf"' "You mean the girl that
Potteiby thought be was flirting with.
She married him."
A stationer's traveler, having had n
run of bad luck in pro-eeutiiig busi
ness, received from the "boss" the fol
low ing telegram : "If you can't make
expenses come home at once." The
reply was: "All right. C.vi make
plenty of expenses, but no sales."
Ah. inaidi n coy and itelioiiair,
With visage like tin sainted.
I fear you're not one half so fair
As 1 have seen toll pllitltt-l.
Walls of Immense Limestone Itlucks.
The walls of ancieiil Cuzco, Vrit)
were composed of immense blocks tif
cut limestone, and each salient had
(Hie of llicsc at its end. lilocks
measuring fifteen leet long, twelve
feet wide and ten feel thick are com
mon iu the outer walls, and there is
one great stone twenty-seven feet high,
fourteen feet wide and twelve fee.
thick, piled Upon another tif nlm-ist
equal dimensions. Kciiicuihcring that
these enoi nioiis ma-ses were hewn
from the bills and fashioned into
shape by a people ignorant of tho
u-e of iron; that they were brought
from distant quarries without
the aid of beasts of burden, raised to
their elevated position on the sierra
and aoju-ted with the nicest accuracy
without machinery, one is filled with
astonishment. Twenty thousand men
are said to have been employed for
fifty years on this great structure, and
it was but a part of a system of forti
fications which the lneas established
thioiighoiit their domains. There
were three towers mi Sachahiiamaii,
each some distance from the others;
one m ost elaborately carved, for the
Use of the luca-, and the others held
bv a garrison of Peruvian nobles,
commanded by officer of royal blood
for the position was considered of
too great importance to be intrusted
to inferior hands. Helow the towers
were several subterranean galleries
communicating with the city, now
mostly obstructed by fallen debris.
The Oldest Married Collide.
There is living at Lae IJui Parle,
Yellow It ink township, Minn. , tho
oldest married couple in the world.
laniel Salisbury was born b'o years
ago next January, and bis wife hat
just passed her limb birthday. The
old couple have been munied eighty
years, and when the cracked village
bell rang for the ceremony that morn
ing the population of the whole I'nited
plates was a little over T.IM.'O.OOO.
I" nt il three years ngo they live-j alone
in a log homo on the Yellow Hank
Uiver. Then they moved to Hie settle
luent of Lae ljui Pal le to reside with
relatives. ! Hostou Trsnscrtiit.